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Chevrolet Engine Fastener Torque Specs

These specs are for stock-type bolts with light engine oil applied to the threads and the underside of the bolt head. Other lubes, moly, and aftermarket bolts will have different torque specs.

 

Small Chevy
7/16 in. outer main cap bolt 65 ft.-lbs.
7/16 in. inner main cap bolt 70 ft.-lbs.
3/8 in. outer main cap bolt 40 ft.-lbs.
11/32 in. connecting rod bolt 38-44 ft.-lbs.
3/8 in. connecting rod bolt 40-45 ft.-lbs.
Cylinder head bolts 65 ft.-lbs.
Screw-in rocker arm studs 50 ft.-lbs.
Intake manifold bolts (cast iron heads) 30 ft.-lbs.
Oil pump bolt 60-70 ft.-lbs.
Cam sprocket bolts 18-20 ft.-lbs.
Harmonic damper bolt 60 ft.-lbs.
Flywheel/flexplate bolts 65 ft.-lbs.
Pressure plate bolts 35 ft.-lbs.
Bellhousing bolts 25 ft.-lbs.
Exhaust manifold bolts 25 ft.-lbs.
Big Chevy

Main cap bolt, 396-427 2-bolt 95 ft.-lbs.
Main cap bolt, 396-454 4-bolt (inner/outer) 110 ft.-lbs.
3/8 in. connecting rod bolt 50 ft.-lbs.
7/16 in. connecting rod bolt 67-73 ft.-lbs.
Cylinder head bolts, long 75 ft.-lbs.
Cylinder head bolts, short 65-68 ft.-lbs.
Screw-in rocker arm studs 50 ft.-lbs.
Intake manifold bolts (cast iron head) 25 ft.-lbs.
Oil pump bolt 65 ft.-lbs.
Cam sprocket bolts 20 ft.-lbs.
Harmonic damper bolt 85 ft.-lbs.
Flywheel/flexplate bolts 60 ft.-lbs.
Pressure plate bolts 35 ft.-lbs.
Bellhousing bolts 25 ft.-lbs.
Exhaust manifold bolts 20 ft.-lbs.
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